A Labor Day weekend-related query: Do you call it a barbecue or a cookout?
In other food-adjacent news:
— You can now purchase authentic Mediterranean sea water, in a pouch, from Spain. It is $9.99 for 1.5 liters. This does not include the cost of your confused, troubled soul. And in case you'd forgotten, these guys are making artisanal water.
— Eater NY taste tested the Impossible Burger, otherwise known as the burger that bleeds, and reports: "The chief paradox of the Impossible Burger [is that] it uses vegetables to imitate meat and manages to taste like neither good meat nor good vegetables. It doesn't really taste like anything."
— Shack Attack: One devoted Shack Burger fan got in line at Dallas' new Shake Shack at 5 a.m. this morning.
— AMC theaters is bringing Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka back to the big screen. The actor, who died earlier this week, played Roald Dahl's iconic candy man with memorable verve in the 1971 film.
— Nathan's Hot Dogs is going for a Guinness World Record today. In honor of its 100th anniversary, Nathan's is lining up 1,916 hot dogs end-to-end to try to earn the title for "Longest Line of Hot Dogs." In related Guinness World Record news, Gordon Ramsay now has the distinction of having the highest annual earnings for a TV chef. Ramsay made as much as Beyoncé did last year: $54 million.
— Finally, American barbecue styles explained in 4 minutes: